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Living Open-Handed

We all have things we hold with an open hand and things we hold with a closed hand.  There’s a big difference between the two.  To hold something with an open hand is to have it in your possession, to have rights to it, but not to protect it or view it as an entitlement.…

Steroids for the Weak Conscience

Steroids for the Weak Conscience Most of us have some areas where we are weaker and others where we are stronger.  How can we mature our conscience in liberty issues (NOT MORAL ISSUES, don’t indulge the flesh! Rom. 13:14) and get to a place of freedom.  A few thoughts: Is God’s revealed will firmly in…

A Story of Christian Liberty and Love

Our church is working through 1 Corinthians 8-9 in our teaching series.  These chapters deal with the issues of Christian liberty and love.  One of our pastors, Gary Butler, shared with me a very personal story from his own family’s process of applying liberty and love.  With his permission, I am sharing it with you…

Maturity on Christian Liberties

There is a kind of apparent conscience maturity that is actually a bondage and a weakness.  Here’s an example.  Someone grows up in the home of parents who are of the weaker faith persuasion.  Mom and Dad have conscience convictions that are more personal preferences than biblically supported morality.  Often, weaker conscience Christians tend toward…

The Old Bait and Switch

I had an experience recently that put me on an unfamiliar side of a bait and switch.  I was doing some shopping in the men’s clothing section of a local department store.  This particular store is the nicest in our area.  Of course, I was looking for good sales!  As I cruised the clothing racks,…

His Glorious Title

His Glorious Title – King of Kings, Lord of Lords The last time He was here, He was here in weakness.  His glory hidden in the frailty of a human body.  Last time He was here, He allowed men to defy Him, blaspheme Him, speak against Him, beat Him, mock Him, and ultimately nail His…